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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                25 Cents Tuesday August 1991 201 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL Home of Michael Tilly One 12 Pages Good Day Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Sandy Ross Barba ra Eric Wayne Jody Jerica Marie Alvar Suzanne Francesca Michael Rafael Hurtado and Steven Belated birthday greetings to Vicente Henry Mary Ann Matt Eddie Louisa Edward Reininger and Mary Ann Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Square dancing Square dance lessons begin at at Bracken United Methodist Call Jim or Bemie Mitchell for two free lessons at Fair parade The Comal County Fair Associ ation is taking entries for the fair parade scheduled for Entry categories are local organi school vis iting festivals and visiting towns and and equestrian riding local and visiting commer To obtain an entry form or for more information call Sue Bush at 512 Margi Handrick at 6251884 or Danny Scheel at Entry deadline is Hospital auxiliary September is membership month for the McKenna Hospital Persons interested in joining the group of volunteers should call Joan Jemcla at 62591 MidTexas Symphony The MidTexas Symphony will again this year have its Bows and Strings program for the 199192 school This group partici pates in various community pro jects as well as musical arts educa Fifth graders in Comal Coun ty interested in joining can contact the Education Committee at 6290920 or by 805 North park New Braunfels Catfish fry Hill Country Bible Church at Canyon Lake is sponsoring its annual catfish fry at the church at Farmto Market 306 and Tamarack Shores from All you can eat children under Crafts show The Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is set for 31 and 1 at the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot on Main Plaza from 9 to each Admission is For more infor mation call Tressie Russell at Garage sale New Braunfels Police Depart ment Auxiliary is sponsoring a garage sale 7 at the New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell from 8 to 5 To have an Item listed In Stam contact Janine Green or Stephanie Ferguson at Submissions should be of commun ity Interest but not commercial In Chemical spill causes evacuations By ROBERT STEWART SUM Writer About 250 students at Peter and Paul Catholic Church School and other area residents were evacuated this morning when a 55gallon drum of cleaner spilled at Bluebonnet Motors At the 315 Seguin city of New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn said the carburetor mixed with was acci dentally spilled around 10 Friesenhahn said the spilled in the garage area of the motor was more of a vapor hazard than a flammable The chemi cal is an irritant to skin and Firefighters entered the building with fullprotective Officials evacuated the motor Com pany and every structure within a one block The cleaner is used for cleaning carbon residue off motor Friesenhahn City of New Braunfels building inspector Daniel Pentecost confirmed that the spill was contained before it See Page 2 New Braunfels Police Department personnel are joined by city and NBU workers in control and cleanup of a chemical Photo by Robert Stewart Mayor wants to address parking issue Traffic needs of tourists clash ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Mayor James Goodbread on Mon day asked the city manager to organ ize a late September meeting with loc al water recreation business operators to address the summer traffic and parking Weve got to do Were going to take the lead on forcing some satellite parking in some of these Goodbread We want to but we need to get some thing done before next summer We love the and the tour ists keeps our taxes down but they also are becoming a real problem in some Weve got to manage because now its managing he During the resident input item on the Randy a resident of the 1200 block of East Common presented a petition asking the council to take several steps to relieve the summer traffic congestion on the We cant mow our grass safely we cant get mail out of our mailboxes without threatening ourselves we cant walk along the thats for Kuntz Speeding and litter also are prob and neighbors have a difficult time backing cars out of their drive Kuntz spokesman for a group of neighbors in asked the city to make East Common a twolane thoroughfare and reserve the outside two lanes for bicycling and walking He also requested that the city establish satellite parking areas out side Loop 337 and shuttle buses to move visitors to the amusement such as Schlitterbahn and the river the council should consider rerouting some traffic to other com mercial such as San Antonio and and increasing Ste 2 Fire Chief Phil presents a proclamation to retired Fire Rudy honoring him for 38 years of firefighting service to the city as Mayor James Goodbread applauds during the City Council meeting retired 31 as a captain commanding 16 A reception attended by more than 45 people followed at the Central Photo by Mark Warnken Building codes changes given more study time ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council on Monday put on hold a staff recommendation to update local building codes until some council members study the proposed changes in a special workshop later this City Planning Director Mike Shands said the city intends to adopt the latest edition of Southern Building Code model a set of uniform building regulations used nationwide and in other The city currently operates under the 1985 Several council members said they plan to meet with Shands Friday afternoon to discuss the proposed changes in Council Member Rudy referring to 40 pages of proposed code asked the staff to provide information about the original wording to be I cant vote on these because I dont know what theyre Seidel While presenting each council member with copies of the current 6 volumes and several thousand pages of codes would be a workshop meeting to discuss the proposed changes would be Shands In some codes will be tightened mainly for safety while others will be particularly as the result of new One of the most signficant changes is new plumbing code revisions that require lowflow water fixtures and lowflush derived from a new state law signed into law in Such watersaving features will be required in new and remodeled but the new ordinance wont require retrofitting of existing About 75 licensed contractors and other members of the public met for several hours July 18 at the municipal building to discuss the codes and the adoption process with city including building inspectors and the fire Shands A clear concensus was achieved on the proposed amendments with some restric tions being increased and other Council members unanimously voted to table approval of the first reading of an ordinance updating the codes until next Voting were Mayor James Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa and Council Members Loraine Rudy Bill Arnold and Paul Council ups parking ticket court costs ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council mem bers on Monday agreed to an addi tional municipal court cost for parking violations to help pay for the school crossing guard The city of New Braunfels 199192 budget includes expenditures of for the The addi tional court approved unanim ously by the is expected to generate to per or between 6 percent and 8 percent of the programs said city Finance Director Richard The additional court cost recently was approved by the Texas The Legislature giveth and taketh away from local Unfor most of what they have been doing is taking Burdine This is one very small thing which can be done to help offset the school crossing guards The taketh away is that we lose bank franchise effective Thats a hit of to the city of New Thats unfortunate ly the way state government works as far as revenue he State coffers benefit from the bank franchise he The instead of school traditionally has funded the guards because the program is a public safety City Manager Paul Grohman In other the council Approved a fiveyear extension of an agricultural lease at the New Braunfels Municipal Steven who has been farming about 500 acres of city property for about a will pay the city a gra dually increasing annual lease Under the new Link will pay in and the fee will increase gradually to in Unanimously awarded a bid for four new pickup trucks to Becker Motor Company of New See Page 2 stammtisch Cheerleaders fight to pep up rally schedule Partly cloudy conditions and a 20 percent chance of rain are the focus of a forecast for today and Wednesday that includes highs in the lows in the mld70s and eastsoutheast winds at about 10 In New Braunfels Mon the high was 92 and the over night low was For weather please see Page DEAR TV By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer In Mondays regular meeting of the Comal Independent School District Board of Smithson Valley High School Cheerleaders protested the scheduling of only four football pep rallies at the school this Pep rallies are the only thing that our school can work toward as a com mon said Christine SVHS head We feel that ten rallies for football is a tradition and should be Lucas said that fans would travel 698 miles roundtrlp to attend all away She said this was a very important thing to a Jot of people and that pep rallies show players that stu dents are with them in spirit even though they may not be able to travel to the away We need those pep rallies to get the football players going for away Lucas We feel that pep rallies for away games may be even more important than home Richard a parent representing SVHS presented a petition signed by students concerned about the pep rally As a parent of a cheerleader and a parent of a son on thefootball a lot of energy goes forward on the pan of those students to show school spirit for the rest of the Lacy Were not sure that four pep rallies will allow our cheerleaders and our student athletes an opportunity to pre sent themselves before the student body to encourage the kind of spirit thats necessary for a school to be suc cessful in all areas whether it be academic or Lacy requested that the district reconsider the policy and make revi sions that would allow a greater par ticipation on the part of our I have decided that four football pep rallies would probably be more appropriate we have four home one for each home game but there are a total of said SVHS principal Ron My justification for cutting the num ber from 13 last year to ten this year was simply that each one of these eats a little bit into an academic The other issue I had in mind was being a little more equitable with other Hayworth Last year we had ten pep rallies for football and then two for the other sports with one hastily constructed for the academic decathalon Hayworth said he thought each sport throughout the year should have at least one major pep In other nonagenda Trustees Tom Potter and Leroy Good son asked that the board be provided with information on a proposal for a yearround school plan that will be considered for implementation in the district next The papers have already had the patrons already know the teachers already know it I think the board needs to at least be briefed on whats being Potter Superintendent assured the board that information was still being gathered by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Carol Hall and that a workshop would be held to present information to the The official proposal is tentatively planned for Rogers The which would have three month sessions with onemonth intersessions may make CISD the first school district in Texas to go to a districtwide year round calendar for all kinder garten through high in Some districts in Texas are offering yearround school schedules this year in elementary schools on a voluntary The board approved the hiring of ten additional teachers to accomodate student body growth experienced by the district this Outofdistrict   

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